Summary: Having used 200MBps powerline adapters for years I have had extensive experience with them. You will never get the full rated speed out of any of these types of units due to the power lines themselves (house wiring). It is just expected. My 200MBps units were averaging anywhere between 50-120MBps most of the time. I upgraded to these units because I had reached my maximum units in my house.
Easier than running cable, but don't expect wired speeds.
A J, Amazon
31 October 2014
Summary: I've used the 500Mbps TP-Link adapters for a year now. Installation was dead easy. I bought two pairs, and synched them all together. As long as you synchronize them at adjacent power points, they keep working when moved apart, even to different rooms / power circuits. The units are designed to plug in and hang from the lower power point. Some plugs will still fit in the socket above, generally the lower profile ones.
Much faster and more stable throughput than my older NETGEAR 85Mbps powerline kit.
XANA Virus, Amazon
9 September 2014
Summary: I bought this powerline adapter kit to replace a very old NETGEAR 85Mbps powerline adapter kit (I bought that when the tech was new). I already had a good location to use this kit with since I was already using the 85Mbps kit before - Initially I paired the two adapters in this TP-LINK kit together by connecting them to the same outlet and pressing the pair button on the bottom.
Summary: I'm giving this product a 4/5 only because it's highly reliant on the quality of your electrical wiring and the distance you are going between units. My use case was to run ethernet from my office, where the modem and router reside, to my media center for my HTPC and Xbox One. My WiFi reaches these devices, but I was hoping to reduce the congestion on my network (I have A LOT of devices), and improve the performance.
Summary: I got this so my daughter could play her Xbox Live without dropping. Working well so far. I'm not getting as great a throughput as hoped but, its due to my household wiring. Older home. In general works good. Easy to setup. User interface software is a little primitive but, this aperatus doesn't need anything too elaborate. I think most people would like this product just consider the condition of your household wires and sockets. Maybe a new socket would help my issue?
Summary: I just moved in a new house and my room doesn't have an Ethernet port. I don't want to stretch a super duper long wire from the router in the living room all the way to my room, thus the solution is this powerline adapter. Setup could not be easier, just plug one onto the router, other one to my desktop. I am very surprised that I don't lose any speed. My internet plan is 25 mbps and I get 28 mbps reading in speedtest.net.
Summary: I decided to try this powerline kit after running into some issues using a wireless 2.4 Ghz 802.11n bridge. The wireless bridge is made up of 2 Netgear WNRL3500 routers, one running standard Netgear firmware, the other running Tomato 1.28. For the most part the wireless bridge worked ok. I was able to get around 70 Mb throughput from one device wired straight into one router to another device wired straight into the other router.
Summary: This is a good product and a great way to connect throughout the house at fast speeds. However, be aware that IT DOES NOT WORK with the TP-Link 211 adapters. I have 4 and not one will connect.
Summary: I was having trouble with getting a good signal from my Wi-fi VDSL router (fixed point and most faraway point in house) so I sought a "wired" solution. Well, all I can say is money well spent. Even though the router is 10/100, I am still able to stream HD video, including 4k, from Youtube without a hitch. Sometimes the LED for line strength turns red but no discernible difference in performance. Highly recommended.